- Football - International - FIFA - World Cup 2010
You would normally expect a mild first round of matches in the world cup but the numbers (stats) for Algeria vs Slovenia is too compelling. Hence, a bet on the over 5. 5 cards with Mansio88 (where a red counts as 2, max per player is 3).
Algeria amassed the most no. of cards (31) in the African section of the qualifiers. This is nearly twice as many of the next qualified team, Ghana (17). Correspondingly, Slovenia also top the European card charts (24) involving all qualified teams. Suffice to say, they are the 'dirtiest' in their respective qualifications.
Initially, this match was given to referee Pablo Pozo but he suffered an injury which means he will be unavailable. In steps Carlos Bastres of Guatemala, notoriously known as '5 cards'. He loves flashing his cards, including reds. In the Champions Cup final round qualifier CD Olímpia - CD F. A. S, Batres sent off the FAS coach and 5 Olimpia players. The last one was sent off in stoppage time, thereby ending the match because a team is not allowed to play with less that 7 players. Bastres' international record reads an average of 5. 04 yellows and 0. 67 reds based on 82 matches. In his last WC outing in 2002, he showed 6 yellows & 1 red in Denmark vs Senegal (group stage) and 5 and 1 in Germany vs Paraguay (rd16).
Do note however, that I'd stake more if this was a late fixture - cooler temperatures, higher tempo etc. Nevertheless, a small try purely on the compelling numbers.
|13/06/2010 00:52, read 3585 times